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Sidekick 3 problems

I dropped my sidekick 3 in water and it finally start working again but when it comes on it stays on 4 a min or just restarts or stays on 4 amin and take along time 4 service please help i am able to take sidekicks apart it dose have water damage(red sticker)

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  • omar jaber Nov 09, 2007

    it just keeps freezing while i turn it on what should i do

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    My sidekick 3 has the same problem, but it was not completely drenched in water. My trackball and some of the keys do not work. Water seems to be the problem. Can someone help?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    yo watz good my my sk3 fall in da snow and it workz and everything is just frezes alot help me please.

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    it woudl do the same it would turn on and then turn right back off and somtimes it wouldnt even turn on unless i put it on charge

  • Sweet16diva Dec 05, 2008

    I Dropped Mines In A Cup Of Water And It Been Acting Stupid But Before That I Got It From My Friend Sister And It Dont Charge On A Wall Charger I Have To Buy A Charger To Charge Jus The Battery Please Help And I Dont Have Money To Get New One Or Get It Repair

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    it woudl do the same it would turn on and then turn right back off and somtimes it wouldnt even turn on unless i put it on charge



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Ma sidekick3 has a problem i tink is da battery becuase wen i charge it ova da nite n use it during da day it lasts like 1 or 2hrs n turns oof......zo0 if u noe wasz wrong tell me how 2 fix it????

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My sidekick is on blank screen it still work but its on blank screen

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Once u see the red sticker the phone is lik noo good at all it happened to my phone and thats what some person at the store told me.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

I'm having problems with my sidekick 3 that i purchased from someone, it works great for the most part but, my problem i have is that it will freeze up, the ttackball will click like its moving but it won't move making it hard to access text messages or anything else on the phone.
i don't have the money to get a brand new sidekick.
what should i do??

any advice for getting it fixed??

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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Wet Cell Phone Guide

The above link has some good solutions for when you phone gets wet

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